Lake Pichola Hotel

Outside Chand Pole, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

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    One of many places to stay

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    If you go to Udaipur, you have to stay in a place with a view over the romantic Picola lake - it is a MUST! I dont eaxctly remember the name of our first stay - we chose it by chance just to have a roof above our heads. A nice place for 200Rs - one of hundreds of places in Udaipur.

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    Lake Pichola Hotel

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    Outside Chandpole, Udaipur – 313001
    The Lake Pichola Hotel is as you would expect, right on the shores of Lake Pichola. It is a small 3*** hotel on the western bank with only 27 double rooms and 2 suites. Rooms with balconies have a lovely view of the lake and the City Palace. All rooms have bathrooms, telephone facilities and hot and cold water.

    Directions: 25 kms from the Airport and 3 kms from the Bus Stand and Railway Station.

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Lazing in Udaipur

by AndreSTGT about Hotel Gangaur Ghat

This hotel is not in the LP India, which means it has to work harder to attract customers.
It's in the main traveler district on Lake Pichola and offers modern, clean rooms with attached bathrooms for 200 Rs. Great value! Look at the picture! What a view!

03/2001

Lazing in Udaipur

by AndreSTGT about Hotel Gangaur Ghat

This hotel is not in the LP India, which means it has to work harder to attract customers.
It's in the main traveler district on Lake Pichola and offers modern, clean rooms with attached bathrooms for 200 Rs. Great value! Look at the picture! What a view!

a very beautifull accomodation

by schlumpf about Hotel Gangaur Palace Haveli

This is simply the most beautifull, nice, clean, confortable place, I have ever slept during my stay in India.
The building is an old haveli and it is amazing. The rooms (3rd floor) are very big with a private bathroom (really a bathroom with a real shower!!!) and a ncieview on the Lake Pichola and the city Palace.
Once loojking on the inside of the room, you will immediately detect that was an old building.
The staff of the accomodation is simply great, they help me organizing all my next stops, from issing bus tickets, to some suggestion for a nice accomodation in other cities.
They have also a ncie restaurant on the rooftop that serves dinners, luiches and breakfast, and the view on the Lake Pichola from the roof top is great!
Other plus are that they have a laundry servuice 24/7 and 5 metres outside the hotel there is the Aqirindia agency, so you will be able to book also ariline tickets...
When you get out from the hotel take the left side and go direction Lake Pichole (that is 100 meters far). 50 meters before the lajke there is the most beautifull place to take a cake, the german beckerei!
On a little side they play every evening the movie Octopussy.
All those for just 250Rs for a double!!! Definitely a place to overnight once in Udaipur.

Tent accomodation on the Lake Picola

by travelmadeeasy about Jal Dera

As the name suggest Jal Dera (rendezvous by the water) Tents on the banks of Lake Pichola offers a great and new experience of camping in City of Lakes. The Tents are pitched overlooking the Lake Palace, City Palace, old city and Ghats. Sitting here one can adore beauty of nature and architectural glory of the Medieval Maharajas. One can walk around to see major attractions of city and old mansions, narrow streets and enjoy food at many Roof Top Restaurants nearby. The only tent stay available in Udaipur and that too at such a scenic location

Best Value & Service

by lynnehamman about Hotel Jaiwana, Udaipur

after a long train journey from Gujerat, we arrived at Udaipur, and took a taxi to the hotel that we had originally booked at. The rooms were poky, with no windows, and the bathrooms not clean.........and this was not a "budget" hotel! So I scouted around in the nearby surroundings, and happened upon Jaiwana Hotel,at Lal Gat. They fortunately had a room for us, and since then, we stay there on our every visit to Udaipur. The hotel is an old family haveli that has been beautifully renovated, with modern facilities,great tiled bathrooms and tastefully furnished, and the manager & owner, Yash Singh, is the most capable & helpful person we have ever met in India. The staff are pleasant,friendly and unobtrusive.
We did not mind at all not having a television in our room..........the views of the lake were more than enough. There are two rooftop restuarants, one indoor & one outside, both with magical views over Lake Pichola, and food was perfect.In fact- many evenings, the restuarant is completely packed out. Booking is essential. A greater place to stay will be hard to find anywhere in Rajasthan. Cool marble floors.........lots of arched windows in each room, which overlook the lake. Good tiled bathrooms that ALWAYS had hot water. Marbled staircases.,stained glasswindows. For us, the wonderful rooftop restuarant was the most outstanding feature..........the food is superb and views are breathtaking.
The hotel is situated at Lal Ghat, which is really good, and within walking distance of most tourist attractions & shopping bazaars.

UPDATE ON JAIWANA:
They have added a few brand new rooms, very tasteful- and with lake views.

I stayed in 2 star to 5 star...

by gotlostagain

I stayed in 2 star to 5 star hotels. Hotel Syal in New Delhi is 2 star and well, a 2 star hotel. Its near the new delhi railstation and located in a long block with lots of other 2 star hotels. The room was ok, nothing fancy, but remember to lock your hotel door if you
want privacy because the bellboys here don't believe in knocking! Also had some problems paying with my credit card at the fron desk. In other words, find
another hotel if you are in delhi.
Favourite hotel was Lake Pichola in Udaipur. Rooms overlook the lake with the cutest
balconey and furnishings. Good view of city palace esp. at night, tourist boats, and
people bathing and doing laundry. You can either walk, bike or take a rickshaw to
see sights. Becareful, streets and alleys are confusing!
Hotel Ashok Khajuraho was another pleasant lodging. Room was very clean. Very close
to temples. Beware of taking rides on the back of motorcycles - we witnessed a tourist
hop off the bike after taking a ride with a fellow, then have the guy ride off still carrying he rbag (containing her passport!)
Hotel Mughal Sheraton in Agra is a 5star hotel. It was a nice treat to stay here just for
one night esp. when most of your trip consists of cheaper accommodations. Fancy but expensive.

Lake Pichola

by Willettsworld

Lake Pichola is Udaipur (well plus the City Palace!). It is a huge lake that was enlarged by Maharaja Udai Singh II (1522-1572), who founded Udaipur, when he flooded Picholi village, which gave its name to the lake. It was originally created by either a banjara or a grain carrier at the end of the 14th century. This beautiful shimmering lake is 4km long and 3 km wide and features the islands of Jagniwas, (where the beautiful Lake Palace Hotel is located), and Jagmandir which is home to the Jag Mandir. Rudyard Kipling in his Letters of 1899, compliments the lake: ‘If the Venetian owned the Pichola [lake] he might say with justice, `See it and die.‘" At the northern end of the lake lie ghats where bathers bathe and clothes are washed which is a nice place to watch and take everything in. Better still, why not take a boat trip like I did and see the City Palace from another vantage point.

Udaipur's Lake Pichola

by ORoldan

In the past couple of years, India has become a popular tourist destination for Filipinos. The usual itinerary takes in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur which forms the so-called Golden Triangle of tourism, providing the traveler with enough forts, palaces, mosques, temples and tombs ? the hyped Taj Mahal not least among them.
However, India is a vast country that will take at least a couple of months to be sufficiently explored. One such remarkable place that the usual group tour leaves out is Udaipur.
Located in the state of Rajasthan, roughly between the cosmopolitan cities of Delhi and Mumbai, Udaipur is a quaint little lake-side town. It offers the visiting traveler a wealth of attractions, foremost of which is Lake Pichola. It would seem that the grand palaces, pastoral hills, exotic temples, and even world-famous hotels position themselves to take advantage of Pichola and enjoy its soothing, cooling, calming effect.

On the lake itself are two island palaces, the Jag Niwas and the Jag Mandir. Cruises on the lake and around the palaces are popular at sunset. Indeed, it is at dusk and dawn when the sun plays the magic of light on water and makes for a truly photogenic lake, allowing this city to brag about being one of the most romantic places on earth.
The Jag Mandir is the smaller between the two. It is essentially a garden palace, enjoyed for its manicured expanse of flora; its use as the Maharana?s private theater is the topic of a German film of the same name shot in 1991. Shah Jahan is reputed to have sought refuge here and drew inspiration for the Taj Mahal from this very palace. Drinks and light snacks are available at a terrace overlooking the bigger Lake Palace.
Jag Niwas, which features prominently in the James Bond film Octupussy, is an operational hotel. Managed by the Taj Group, it is called The Lake Palace Hotel. So it is that the building is referred to simply as The Lake Palace. Its 67 rooms are expectedly sumptuous and elegant albeit not too large; when making a reservation, beware that not all have a view of the lake. It has two restaurants, both serving buffet dinners popular among tourists. The Neel Kamal is an elegant setting with acceptable food but deserves better-trained staff while the more casual Jharokha has a view of the lake and is a better choice for sight-seers.
A pleasant surprise is the roof deck of the Lake Palace. Not exactly set-up as a public guest area but open to nosey individuals anyway, the roof affords one of the best vantage points for photographs of the lake and its surrounding scenery, especially during sunrise.

Surrounding Lake Pichola are various other attractions, from bathing ghats, temples, the glorious City Palace and an excellent world-renowned hotel.
The City Palace at Udaipur is arguably the best palace complex to visit in all of Rajasthan. The more publicized and tourist-crowded City Palace at Jaipur pales in comparison with this composite of many large and small palaces built throughout the centuries from as early as 1567. Here, one walks through time and marvels over the grandeur of the life of the Mewar Rajput rulers, believed to be descended from the Sun God.
One can find most architectural features found elsewhere at The City Palace plus more. The entrance is a triple-arched gateway which leads to a courtyard from which a single fa?ade can be discerned. Within, one realizes that the fa?ade is made up of structures built over many years. There is a 17th century Peacock Courtyard decorated by inlaid glass, Krishna Vilas which commemorates a princess? dedication to the god, halls featuring crystals, blue-and-white ceramics, various glasses and gems, fountains, gardens; one can glimpse into the recently-vacated Palace of the Queens and there are various vantage points to see Udaipur spread out idly beside the serene Pichola.
Two of the palaces, Shiv Niwas and Fateh Prakash are also hotels. After having been the first to voluntarily surrender their assets after Independence, the post-colonial royal family now gets its income from tourism-related ventures. At the latter are a Crystal Gallery museum and a magnificent Durbar Hall which opens up to a terrace overlooking the lake where high tea is highly recommended. Cocktails are best enjoyed at dusk on the deck of the aptly-named Sunset Bar from which one can see the sun lazily sink into the hills beyond the Lake Palace.
Towards the eastern side of the complex are various shops leading eventually to Jagdish Temple which dates back to 1651. Dedicated to Vishnu, it features a 79-foot pagoda with sculptures of elephants and mounted warriors as well as dancers and musicians. This is a fitting motif to find in a place of fabled heroism which to this day continues to inspire artists and artisans.
From the temple the path proceeds downhill where there are various shops selling anything from spices to music CDs, carpets, bags and souvenirs, all substantiating this town?s reputation for being serene. After being harassed by touts, beggars and vendors in most of the popular cities, the visitor to India is treated to a respite here, generally being left-alone to quietly look around and shop. The shopkeepers are friendly and easy to bargain with and the prices they start with seem lower.
There is more publicity about Udaipur now and with the tourists will unfortunately also follow the tourist traps and harassment. A big push for Udaipur tourism is the well-publicized Udaivillas which opened August 2002 on India?s Independence Day and the group?s late chairman?s natal day. Borne out of the grand tradition of luxury resorts that began with the much-awarded Rajvillas, this grand Oberoi property takes advantage of the water. The rooms have terraces that open up to Pichola and the City Palace beyond it. Many of the rooms feature a private infinity pool overlooking the lake.

There is more to Udaipur than Pichola and its immediate surroundings. There is the spectacular Monsoon Palace up in the hills and the Garden of the Maids of Honour and its pools with fountains and elephant sculptures. For the craft and folk-arts enthusiast, there is Shilpgram. Off the beaten track and in the outskirts of Udaipur are even more lakes with various forts, temples and palaces on them.
Pichola, however, holds enough water to make Udaipur worth the side-trip during a tour to India. Daily flights from Delhi or Mumbai take a little less than 2 hours on Jet Airways or Indian Airlines. Some flights fom Delhi stop over Jaipur. Jet Airways one-way flights cost $115 from Delhi, $90 from Jaipur, $135 from Mumbai; 20% discount is given to youths below 30 and seniors above 60. (Interestingly, youýd be able to get a better price if you plan ahead and purchase your ticket at the Cebu GSA at QC Pavilion, telephone 232-2405.) Alternatively, an overnight train from Jaipur to Udaipur is a less expensive option at Rs 1,539 or around $33 for airconditoned sleeper first-class; the Chetak Express leaves at 10PM and arrives Udaipur 10AM the next day.

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Udaipur & Mt. Abu stay

by Purush

I will be visiting Udaipur and Mt. Abu during last week of July. Can anybody suggest me good budget hotels (in the range of Rs.1500/- to 2000/) for a family in a good area. Suggest the best mode of travel from Mt. abu to Udaipur (Bus is not preferable) and approx. charges for travels.

Re: Udaipur & Mt. Abu stay

by ghajela

Hi,

There are lot of budget hotels at Mount Abu. I would suggest that you reach there and then negotiate. Generally the rooms are available. I have stayed at Cannought House by Welcome Heritage. It was Rs 2750.00 (Incl BF).

Buses or Taxi are the best option for transiting from Abu to Udaipur. A word of caution, avoid night journey on this route by road.

Re: Udaipur & Mt. Abu stay

by ghajela

Hi,

There are lot of budget hotels at Mount Abu. I would suggest that you reach there and then negotiate. Generally the rooms are available. I have stayed at Cannought House by Welcome Heritage. It was Rs 2750.00 (Incl BF).

Buses or Taxi are the best option for transiting from Abu to Udaipur. A word of caution, avoid night journey on this route by road.

Re: Udaipur & Mt. Abu stay

by Chintoo

Hi,

Udaipur has a lot of budget hotels, i can recommend you Hotel Lake Pichola (approx 2500) which has a very nice location, another beautifully located hotel is Sarovar on Pichola which is even less expensive than Lake Pichola Hotel. Another suggestion is hotel wonder view palace which is also at a nice location and tariff starts from approx Rs. 1500. Udaipur - Abu road is really dangerous for the night journey as their are various tribal villages on the route and there are so many cases of robbery have been heard in the night on that road. So better to avoid the night journey on this route. In Mount Abu, there is another option of staying at Hotel Jaipur House which should cost you approx Rs. 2000.

Chin2

Re: Udaipur & Mt. Abu stay

by cathyryan

hi Purush

You can look into this website rajasthan.gajeebo.com they have collated a lot of information about rajasthan, tourist destinations and hotels and accomodation. Please inform back in case you find the website useful.

cathy

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Address: Outside Chand Pole, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India